This Is Your Brain on Pokemon

[MUSIC PLAYING] JESSE GOMEZ: During childhood we have what we call the critical window. Basically as soon as you open your eyes, until about maybe the age of 10, your brain is motivated to have brain cells become dedicated or very sensitive to things that you look at a lot. Things like faces, we look at faces a lot. We…

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Carney Conversations: How does SARS-CoV-2 target the sense of smell?

DIANE LIPSCOMBE: I would hazard to guess that neither of our two experts speaking today could have foreseen the connection between olfaction and today’s pandemic, but, time and time again, we benefit hugely from high-quality basic research. The two leading neuroscientists in conversation this afternoon are Gilad Barnea and Alex Fleischmann. Gilad Barnea and his colleagues study how the brain…

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What is the Connectome? Mapping Neurons in the Brain

Imagine this your aircraft has state-of-the-art avionics But your map is from the 15th century commanded by please advise Neuroscientists are stuck in this harrowing predicament as they try to make their way around the human brain the first Classical map made about a century ago it is still widely used today published in 1909 it defined regions on the…

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How COVID-19 Affects The Brain

Oh! Hey there, Brainiacs. Well it’s week…who even knows of quarantine, and you’ve probably already read every article and watched every video you could find about the coronavirus. Most of those have focused on what coronavirus is doing to our society, our economy, and our lungs. But as a neuroscientist sitting here in at home, what I’m most curious about…

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3 Ways Physics Can Help Us Understand the Brain

This episode is sponsored by Blinkist. Blinkist takes all of the need-to-know information from thousands of nonfiction books and condenses it down to just 15 minutes. Go to Blinkist.com/SciShowPsych to learn more. {♫Intro♫} There may be nothing in science that’s more mysterious than the brain, and sometimes, neuroscientists get stuck trying to figure out what’s going on up there. Fortunately,…

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Top 5 Amazing Brain Facts

There are around 100 billion nerve cells called neurons in our brain. Messages are passed between these neurons at high speeds by electrical impulses called action potentials. A single neuron alone only produces a tiny amount of electricity, but if you sum the electricity produced by all 100 billion neurons, the human brain can generate between 10 and 23 watts…

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Your Brain In THC Vapor Clouds | Brain Waves In Cannabis Use & Psychosis | FPS#10

that there’s kind of an underlying genetic contributing factor that manifests as dysfunction in electrical activity measured in the brain and some neurotransmitting signal activity in the brain and this dysfunction manifests itself within the reward system which then makes you kind of predisposed towards seeking out rewarding stimuli so in this case cannabis use nicotine alcohol which again is…

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How mindfulness changes the emotional life of our brains | Richard J. Davidson | TEDxSanFrancisco

Transcriber: Eunice Tan Reviewer: Tanya Cushman I’m a psychologist and a neuroscientist by training. When I first began my career, I began with a question: why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life’s slings and arrows and others more resilient? And that question is still central to all the work that we do. And we’re particularly interested…

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How menopause affects the brain | Lisa Mosconi

Women are works of art. On the outside as on the inside. I am a neuroscientist, and I focus on the inside, especially on women’s brains. There are many theories on how women’s brains differ from men’s brains, and I’ve been looking at brains for 20 years and can guarantee that there is no such thing as a gendered brain.…

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How Exactly Is the Human Brain Organized?

So! You want to study brain activity? In order to get accurate and precise data, we’ll need a piece of technology like functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI. fMRIs are extremely common in modern neuroscience studies, and with good reason. This tech can give us information about what kind of activity is happening in different parts of the brain in…

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